New normal arrives in Valencia

Coronavirus situation in Valencia

Opening of borders in the EU on 21 June

Since 21 June, there is free movement between the member states of the EU. Borders with other third states will be opened soon.

Travellers arriving in Spain do not have to be quarantined.

 

Security measures for entry into Spain


If you are preparing a trip to Valencia by plane from abroad, it is compulsory to fill in this Health Control Form which can be accessed from the page spth.gob.es or by downloading the app on your mobile phone from the same page. The Spanish airports have incorporated three security filters for passengers: temperature, in a very efficient and high rigour process; a documentary control, based on the responsible declarations with health information that allows the traceability or the follow up of the person; and also a visual control.

To ensure that all these procedures are carried out in complete safety, the Foreign Health support staff has been strengthened.

 

Compulsory use of protective mask

The use of a mask is compulsory for persons over 6 years old in:

- Outdoor spaces and in any enclosed space used by the public or open to the public, provided that it is not possible to maintain an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 metres.

- In means of air, sea, bus or rail transport, as well as in complementary public and private passenger transport in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of the passenger vehicles do not live together at the same address. In the case of passengers on ships and boats, the use of masks shall not be required when they are inside their cabin or on their decks or outside spaces when it is possible to ensure that an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 metres is maintained.

Exempt from this obligation are persons with respiratory difficulties or health, dependency or disability reasons that make their use unfeasible. No mask should be worn when doing individual sports in the open air or when the use of a mask is incompatible with activities that, by their very nature, are incompatible with their use.

 

Public Transport

All seats can be used now. When travelling standing, a ratio of two people per square metre must be respected.

On buses, you must enter through the central door and tickets cannot be paid for in cash (only voucher or Valencia Tourist Card only).

 

Safe beaches

The summer season on Valencia´s beaches has started this year with the good news of renewing blue flags all over our coastline. This European emblem endorses the good quality of the water for bathing, guarantees accessibility and basic services and emphasises the environmental effort to remind us of the importance of respecting our surroundings. Both in the urban Cabanyal and Malvarrosa beaches and in the other six beaches of L'Albufera Nature Park you will find informative panels on the measures taken to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. If you have any doubts, the informers hired to control the beaches during this summer will be happy to help you.

 

Places of worship

Seats in places of worship are limited to a maximum of 75% of the temple´s capacity, provided that safety measures are observed.

 

Stores

The capacity of the commercial premises is 75%, but the safety distance between customers is maintained.   Shopping centres can open with a capacity limited to 60% in their common areas.

 

Restaurants

You can now enjoy almost all the restaurants in Valencia. The only capacity restriction is inside the establishments, at 75%. On the terraces, which are 100% open, there must be a separation of two metres between tables.

If you are staying in an apartment and prefer to have lunch or dinner there, check out the take-away and home delivery restaurants.

 

Cinemas and music rooms

They can already open with 75% of their capacity and pre-assigned seats. Kinepolis Cinemas, Bonaire Cinemas and Star Drive-in are open.

 

Nightclubs and bars

They can open at one third capacity without using the dance areas, except for setting up tables and for users to remain seated for drinks.

 

Open Museums

Most of the city's museums are already open. Check here which ones, their opening hours, exhibitions or security measures in place.

 

Monuments

They can be visited in groups of up to 20 people and with the capacity at 75%%. The Lonja and the Serranos and Quart Towers have reopened, as well as the Miguelete.

 

Swimming pools and sports facilities

Ready for the first swim in the pool? The Benicalap outdoor pools and the Parque Oeste Swimming Pool Complex are open. At the end of June, the Nazareth, El Palmar and Castellar Oliveral outdoor pools will reopen. In the case of the summer open-air pools, the maximum capacity will be 30%.

In the rest of the municipal sports facilities, the maximum capacity increases to 50%. In addition, the practice of any sport will be allowed individually or in groups of up to 20 people, respecting the social distance. The changing rooms and shower areas may also be used, always in shifts and by requesting the use of the facilities by appointment. The resumption of activities in the municipal sports facilities will be updated on the website http://www.fdmvalencia.es/es/

 

Open hotels

Are you already thinking about a getaway in Valencia? The following hotels are already open again and will be happy to take your booking.

 

At the beaches and the Poblados Marítimos (Fishermens´ Quarters)

Balneario las Arenas *****

Apartamentos Barracart 

Hostal Miramar

 

 

In the city´s centre

NH Collection Valencia Colon ****

Dimar ****

NH Valencia Center ****

Ad Hoc Monumental ***

Ad Hoc Carmen **

Casual Vintage ** 

 

In other areas

Ad Hoc Parque ****

Olympia ****

Ibis Valencia Bonaire

Ibis Valencia Alfafar

Ibis Budget Valencia Aeropuerto 

Olympia Universidades

Hotel Excelsior

Florazar

Ronda 1 el Puig

B&B Valencia Aeropuerto

 

Live chat to solve your doubts

Our tourist offices are reopening again and our tourist info staff is also available through a live chat to resolve any doubts you may have regarding your visit to Valencia:

  • From Monday to Saturday, 9h00 to 14:00
  • Sundays and holidays, 10h00 to 14:00


Outside these hours, you can fill in the chat form and our staff will answer your requests. You can send your query at any time, any day of the week.

 

 

Consult the latest information related to COVID-19 from official organisations:

 

Valencia city council

Special information about the coronavirus

 

National authorities

Coronavirus self-diagnosis

Ministry of Health. New coronavirus disease, COVID-19

Secretariat of State for Tourism. Information for travellers.

 

Regional Authorities

Consellería de Sanitat (Health Dept. of Regional Government) Coronavirus

 

 

International organizations

 

World Health Organization

 

World Tourism Organization

 

If during your stay in Valencia you show symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat or chest pain, and difficulty in breathing, please

  • Stay calm
  • Do not leave your room or apartment
  • Contact your accommodation staff by phone, or call 112 or 900 300 555